St. Peter School is an inner-city, multicultural Catholic parish school dedicated to the ministry of educating students. The motto of the parish, “Unity in Diversity,” is a proclamation that welcomes everyone.
Inspired by the charism of the Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the students are taught that God invites them to live in an intimate relationship with Him, nurtured through prayer and participation in the sacramental life of the Church. The spiritual nature and the formation of Christian values are fostered in the students as they develop an active and living faith. All students are called to a life of prayer, love, service, courtesy, and hospitality. This commitment is reflected in our school motto:
In this school
Jesus is the Center
And Mary, the Model
As a team, the teachers, parents, principal, priests, and auxiliary personnel guide the students to become independent, loving people who are responsible for their own actions. The students learn to understand and appreciate the value of community as they experience love, trust, and loyalty in the school. They learn to treat all persons as brothers and sisters created by God.
Supported by the living presence of the Risen Jesus, the students are motivated to develop as social-minded Christians who have a commitment to community and a desire to give of themselves generously in service to others.
The school operates within the guidelines of the Catholic Church, the Diocese of Allentown, the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and in accordance with the requirements set forth by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The students are presented with grade appropriate subject matter in a logical manner giving consideration to the differences in ability, thus promoting a positive attitude that fosters learning to its fullest.
In the dawn of the 21st century, St. Peter School operates as an extension of the family in calling the students to think critically, to make decisions wisely and to recognize themselves as gifts from God.